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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

a touch of lace

every year my friend helen brewster's neta (new england textile artists) yahoo group knits an afghan for the ship's project. this year the squares have lace patterns. hope mine is lacy enough!

neta has a sewing up party, then the afghan gets raffled off at spa (the spinning retreat weekend in portland maine). i haven't had a chance to go to either shindig, but am happy to knit a square. this one is from knitter's magazine great american aran afghan series.

nothing says lovin' like a box from lisa souza. now should i be a good girl and knit tom a pair of socks with the denim yarn, or dive right in to the emerald biffle? stay tuned.


Blogger melanie said...

Mmmmmm, Emerald biffle! I have some Deep Sea en route now. Nice afghan square too. Now, what is the thing with the dragon fly on top used for other than holding your yarn?

10:37 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...


Here's the contact info for Magpie Wood Works:
Magpie Wood Works

316 Parkwood Dr., Grand Junction CO 81503-2039


LOVE my spindle!

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

The roving is beautiful (and so is the basket its in!). I'd spin, but I'm selfish like that.

10:53 AM  
Blogger vanessa said...

thanks jennie and cassie :-)
melanie, the dragonfly thing is a heavy aluminum paper towel holder. i wind all my yarn onto toilet paper rolls (not very elegant) leaving the roll inside the yarn. then slip the yarn onto the paper towel holder. it sits on the table in front of me. the yarn glides off smoothly, and i don't get any added twist. for fair isle i use 2 holders ;-)

11:01 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

aw heck. dive right into that green. i almost did right from my computer screen. i need to make a mental note to buy some roving from lisa!

11:23 AM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

There's a spun up skein of emerald on pink tea this week. I KNEW Lisa couldn't get away with saying it was a one-time thing!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

I'd spin some, knit some, spin some etc. One of my favorite horses was named Shotsie - a Appy.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Spin. You can work on the sock when Tom comes down ;) Spin when he is in town.

4:58 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Go for the emerald biffle. You have sampled the sock already. It can wait!

7:02 AM  

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